Centre now allows exports of certain PPE items

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Centre now allows exports of certain PPE items

Centre now allows exports of certain PPE items

IANS   ¦    Jul 22, 2020 07:42:02 AM (IST)

Centre now allows exports of certain PPE items-1New Delhi: The Indian government on Tuesday amended its export policy concerning Personal Protection Equipment to allowing certain items to be shipped out.

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade amended its June 22 notification on export of PPEs, either as part of kits or as individual items.

"Effect of this Notification: 'Notification No. 14 dated 22. 06.2020' is amended to the extent that only surgical drapes, isolation aprons, surgical wraps and X-Ray gowns are removed from prohibition under the medical coveralls of all classes and categories," the notification said.

"All other items as described above, including other types of medical coveralls of all classes and categories, exported against the mentioned HS codes or falling under any other HS code, continue to remain prohibited for export, as part of prohibition on personal protection equipments."

Last month, th government had prohibited the export of medical coveralls and face shields by amending the export policy for PPEs and masks.